Friday, November 4, 2011

Brewarrina and Bourke, NSW

A week ago we set off West so the Mr could do a job near Bourke.  I had not been that far out before so we all jumped in the car to make a weekend of it.  

We found a campsite at the Brewarrina 4 mile and pitched the tents.   

There was toilets and cold showers which was great.  It was lovely watching the sun set over the Barwon river. and the children loved walking down to the jetty to look at the water.  Blue called it a 'creek paddock' but this was a bit bigger than our creek at home :)

Possum wrote a story about this trip at pre-school this week.  They both love camping and I was happy to see a new area.  

We saw the red dust of Bourke and put in a few hours of work too.

Pegging out ready for construction to begin.

I took the easy job driving the total station and left the Mr out in the heat.

Bourke was hot, which was a great excuse to have a swim in the Darling river when we finished this job.  If you are heading Outback for a visit I don't recommend Summer, especially if you only have a tent.


  1. Wow! Stunning photos!

    My brother in law and his family live our Bourke way. One day we will make the trip.

  2. Looks lovely! Do you sleep the kids in a tent alone - I'm very tempted to, but we never have.

  3. Michele, go in Winter :)

    Leah, We normally take the very big tent and are all in together, this time with the two tents we took one child each. I would not be game enough to leave them on their own for awhile yet :)

  4. I did Bourke at Christmas in 1990 when my Aunty and Uncle lived out there. H.O.T!!

  5. I was born in Bourke,have heaps of fmamily in Bourke and the surounding stations! Was back there last Xmas,I miss it!


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